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Del Bosque: Defeat 'Not a Turning Point' for Spain

  • AS, Monday, July 1, 2013 1:32 PM

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque was philosophical in defeat following his team’s 3-0 defeat to host Brazil in the FIFA Confederations Cup final on Sunday. He admitted that Spain had been second best on the night. "They were better than us and we have to congratulate them," the former Real Madrid coach told Telecinco. "They had more energy than us and they channeled that into every move they made.”

Del Bosque added that the defeat would not force him to change Spain’s playing style. "Sometimes it is good to lose, so that you don't think you are unbeatable. We are hurt by this defeat and we have to analyze what happened, but we cannot lose perspective after all the success we have had in the last few years," he said.

"This is a painful defeat, but it's not a turning point. We have good players, a defined style, a group of players that get on well with each other and a style of soccer that has conquered the world and lead us to win many trophies. We aren't going to change everything after just one defeat. Now is not the time for criticism, but to praise Brazil."

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1 comment about "Del Bosque: Defeat 'Not a Turning Point' for Spain".
  1. Aresenal Fan, July 1, 2013 at 5:56 p.m.

    Something has to be changed, seems like the tiki taka does not lead to enough goals against tougher opposition. Their smaller midfielders are getting disposed by bigger players. maybe is time to plug in Javi Martinez who is more physical and Fabregas who is actually more daring with his dribbling than xavi.

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